Accordingly Tamilnadu’s Tiruppur will be partnering with Gujarat’s silvassa as its sister city to help the latter improve its implementation of smart city projects. The initiative is a part of the Centre’s ‘sister city’ announcement across the country, in which the top 20 ‘best performing’ smart cities will be paired with 20 ‘least performing’ cities under the Smart City scheme.
Meanwhile through the concept, the two cities have signed an agreement to share and improve their cultural and commercial understanding of each other, as well as for the lower performing city to learn from the higher performing one. Further the hope is that the two cities will develop deeper ties in various aspects, including city development, tourism, culture and trade. Hence as per reports, the Union Ministry for Urban Housing and Urban Affairs announced the top 20 smart cities on sunday as ahmedabad, nagpur, Tiruppur, ranchi, bhopal, surat, kanpur, indore, visakhapatnam, Vellore, vadodara, Nashik, agra, varanasi, Davanagere, Kota, pune, udaipur, dehradun and Amravati with respect to implementation of Smart Cities scheme.
K Sivakumar, the Corporation Commissioner of Tiruppur Municipal Corporation said “We are happy that our efforts are being recognised". Perhaps adding that Tiruppur was selected among the top 20 smart cities in the country because of the progress it has made, Sivakumar said, “We have prepared a Detailed Project Report, called for tenders, and works are in progress. This is quite advanced and hence we have been tagged as one among the top 20 best performing cities under the Smart City project.”